The Beatles are one of the most popular and successful British pop groups of all time. They were made up of four young lads from Liverpool called Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Goerge Harrison and Ringo Starr.
The band began in 1957 when John Lennon invited Paul to play in his band "The Quarryman." Then Ringo and George joined the band and they became "The Beatles". They marked the beginning of a new musical era.
Together they were extremely successful in the UK and also abroad, selling millions of records and making fans go crazy for their music! The media talked of Beatlesmania. During their concerts many young people even fainted!
Most of the band's songs were written by John and Paul and their most popular tunes include "Hey Jude","Yesterday" and "Let it be."
In 1970 after many successful years together the band broke up because the stress of their fame was too much for them. They went their separate ways and started solo careers.
Today their influence on music is still very important and they still have millions of fans all around the world.
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